Windsor State Forest Article

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Windsor State Forest
Windsor State Forest.jpg
Bikers in Windsor State Forest, October 2009
Map showing the location of Windsor State Forest
Map showing the location of Windsor State Forest
Location in Massachusetts
Location Windsor, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
Coordinates 42°32′27″N 73°00′28″W / 42.54083°N 73.00778°W / 42.54083; -73.00778
WINDSOR STATE FOREST Latitude and Longitude:

42°32′27″N 73°00′28″W / 42.54083°N 73.00778°W / 42.54083; -73.00778
[1]
Elevation1,867 ft (569 m) [1]
Established1925 [2]
Governing body Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Website Windsor State Forest

Windsor State Forest is a state-owned, public recreation area and forest preserve in the town of Windsor, Massachusetts, managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. The forest is noted for the Windsor Jambs waterfall, which cascades through a 25-foot-wide (7.6 m) gorge between 80-foot-high (24 m) granite walls. [3] Forest trails are available for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. [4] The forest's former camping and swimming areas have been closed. [5]

References

  1. ^ a b "Windsor State Forest". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b Massachusetts WPA Writers' Project (1941). "State Forests and Parks of Massachusetts: A Recreation Guide". American Guide Series. Boston, Massachusetts: The Department of Conservation. p. 20. Retrieved September 28, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Windsor State Forest". The Berkshire Web. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Windsor State Forest". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Notice: Windsor State Forest" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. Retrieved September 28, 2015.

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